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Posted by beatle on March 01, 2000 at 01:11:24:

In Reply to: How long to lower high blood pressure?? posted by Jackie on February 29, 2000 at 14:21:54:

: I was diagnosed with HBP 2 weeks ago and immediately limited my salt intake and have been put on a diuretic drug by my doctor. How long before I will notice a change in my blood pressure? I am exercising every day and have lost 5 lbs. I checked it yesterday and it is still high.

Anything I say should not be a substitute for advice from your doctor. Its impossible to know ahead of time how you will react to certain medications. The doctor may need to change or add other medicines to the medication. Sometimes it can be a juggling act to get the BP under control with tolerable side effects.
beatle1234a@ivillage.com

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